Wednesday, November 11, 2009
My Teeth Hurt!!
Last week I had a broken filling fixed, there of course was a cavity right in there too. I had problems getting numb with the Novocaine (as always), so the dentist game me another kind of numbing agent... he had to drill in to my jaw basically and inject this stuff... I can't remember the name of it.
Anyway. After I received that I had no pain issues while the work was being done. I had some of the normal sensitivity after, but one specific point that wouldn't go away. When I came back this week for another filling on the other side I told him of this pain (a sharp shooting pain when I ate crunch stuff or pushed on it with my fingernail) he said it was my bite and "fixed" it.
After fixing my bite he then he got to work on my other filling. He skipped the Novocaine and used the other numbing stuff this time. Except... I didn't get all the way numb. I could feel most of the drilling. By the end of the procedure I was in tears. It hurt so bad. Even when he polished my teeth as a finishing touch, I was wincing.
The numbness wore off in a couple hrs and I can't eat anything. The slightest tap/touch to the top of those teeth that were worked on gives me a horrible sharp pain.
I have no temperature sensitivity, no sweet sensitivity, just tapping and pressure to the tops of the teeth absolutely kill.
They were significant fillings. I'm crossing my fingers that this pain will go away, if I have to get anymore work on these two teeth. I'm screwed. That crap cost way to much!! No insurance... blows.
Anyway, I had to get this all out... the pain is consuming my life.
UPDATE: I was given some mads for the pain - but it only lessens it slightly :-( I must now wait until Monday to see how I feel.